Heart Institute

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Electrophysiology

Published On 05/21/2012

Pediatric electrophysiologists are cardiologists who study the electrical system of your child’s heart. Our Heart Institute is the only center in the region with this expertise.

Through specialized equipment located inside the cath lab, electrophysiologists perform three-dimensional mapping and navigation of the heart to discover the heart’s rhythm patterns. These maps help to pinpoint the origin of abnormal rhythms, or arrhythmias.

Electrophysiologists use radiofrequency ablation (burning) or cryoablation (freezing) to correct the heart’s rhythm. We are the first pediatric hospital in Tennessee to use these treatments to correct arrhythmias.

Our electrophysiology team also implants and monitors pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators in children. The devices are programmed according to your child’s age and cardiac disorder.

For more information, contact us at cardiac@lebonheur.org or 1-866-870-5570.